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All my menus (navigation popup action and menu/list form field) are appearing as lists instead of dropdown menus when published. How do I get them to display correctly?

Example: Zac Best

I’ve used them before and they’ve worked perfectly, am i missing something obvious here? I’m using Pro 5 trial, but have tried with my version of Freeway 4 also. Displays identically in Firefox and Safari 3.


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As an image, your example is impossible to decode. Would you have a published example to link to so we may perform a postmortem?

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 5:13 PM, zacbest wrote:

All my menus (navigation popup action and menu/list form field) are appearing as lists instead of dropdown menus when published. How do I get them to display correctly?

Example: http://www.zacbest.co.uk/menu.png

I’ve used them before and they’ve worked perfectly, am i missing something obvious here? I’m using Pro 5 trial, but have tried with my version of Freeway 4 also. Displays identically in Firefox and Safari 3.


Ernie Simpson – Freeway 5 Pro User – http://www.thebigerns.com/freeway/

Sure, it’s on: Zac Best

Thanks for the reply.


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Okay, thanks to your example I can now see that your original statement didn’t fully register with me. You’re using a form item to try and make a navigation popup button. Somehow I thought you were making a navigation list (as in CSS list) inside a form structure. Well, instead of the long lecture I planned on using appropriate html elements for menus, I suppose I’d better just eat the egg off my face and figure out how to do this.

Using FP5, I inserted the Navigation Popup Action Item and got exactly the same result you did. So I began to pick apart the page code and noticed that the action is writing a size value of “6” to the select element. This value determines the number of items the form select element will reveal. With a size of “1” it reveals only the first item (Option1 in the action) and becomes a popup button. Higher than that will cause the item to appear as a box or scroll box, revealing only the number of items the size attribute will allow. Here is more about the select element:

http://www.w3schools.com/TAGS/tag_select.asp

Adjusting the height of the action box affects the number Freeway gives as the size attribute. Try dragging the bottom of the action box up. In my work window, when I do that the action displays a popup button instead of a box. You can also set the height of the action enclosure in the Inspector. I haven’t tried this in Freeway 4 Pro, but I’d bet it’s similar.

Best wishes :slight_smile:

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 5:13 PM, zacbest wrote:

All my menus (navigation popup action and menu/list form field) are appearing as lists instead of dropdown menus when published. How do I get them to display correctly?

Example: http://www.zacbest.co.uk/menu.png

I’ve used them before and they’ve worked perfectly, am i missing something obvious here? I’m using Pro 5 trial, but have tried with my version of Freeway 4 also. Displays identically in Firefox and Safari 3.

Then later zacbest said:

Sure, it’s on: http://www.zacbest.co.uk/menutest.html


Ernie Simpson – Freeway 5 Pro User – http://www.thebigerns.com/freeway/

it worked perfectly - thanks alot for that, i knew i’d used the navigation popup action sucessfully before and I just couldn’t figure out why it wasnt working this time,

thanks again


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